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July 16th, 2015 at 12:04 pm

I've lurked here and read for years and now I think I'm finally going to start my own blog. I don't even remember how or when I started following these blogs. I live in the same state as Cee Jay, read CB in the City before she moved back and as a fellow librarian, read Laura before she got her job as a librarian.

A little about me: I'm an empty nested, single parent who's figuring out what the next part of life is like. My son is still in the process of launching, he's expecting to finish his undergrad degree next spring. Coincidentally, I will also be finishing my second master's degree then, perhaps we'll have a joint celebration.

I've been very fortunate to have learned to be pretty frugal and lived that way most of my life. I'm not sure how it happened (mostly through my parents' examples I'm sure) but I'm grateful. As a result of the values I grew up with, I am about to finish my second master's degree without student loans. Another value I grew up with was to work in a field of interest where we impact the world versus just to make money. Fortunately I've also been blessed with high standards and tenacity (one might call it stubbornness) so I can get things done. I have no debt and thanks to my father's tragic death (small inheritance and lawsuit), I'm a lot more flexible with money than I once was. With this blog, I'm looking forward to connecting with you all instead of just lurking.

11 Responses to “First post”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    How exciting! Welcome to the writing side of the blogs. Smile

  2. scottish girl Says:

    Hi! Welcome to the blogs Smile

  3. Kiki Says:


  4. CB in the City Says:

    That's awesome that you earned your degree without loans! Welcome!

  5. Petunia 100 Says:

    Hello and welcome. Smile

  6. Laura S. Says:

    Welcome Smile

  7. My English Castle Says:

    Always happy to have another Minnesotan!

  8. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Hi, welcome! Look forward to reading your blog posts!

  9. Bob B. Says:


  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:


    Two Master's without debt is pretty impressive! If you don't mind sharing, what are the degrees in?

  11. ceejay74 Says:

    Welcome, neighbor! Big Grin

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